Key Stats

 
 
 


Key stats for Jersey children under the age of 18 needing treatment in the UK*

1192 flights
432 for children and 760 for parent / carers

£88,000 flight costs
of which the Health Department paid £71,000 and families paid £17,000

£58,000 overland travel costs
of which the Health Department paid £48,000 and families paid £10,000

There are no figures for accommodation costs or where a second parent or carer also has to travel as they are expected to cover the cost themselves. This is the gap Family First hope to assist in, enabling parents to be together with their sick child as a family in what can be very trying and emotional times

                                                                           *latest information obtained 2012

“It’s amazing how a
message from someone who
can get you through the
very low times.”
Parent in Jersey

Cheryl Dolbel
Family Liaison Manager

M: 07829 900945
E: cheryl@familyfirst.org.je

24 Beresford Street
St Helier | Jersey | JE2 4WN